With every bite, mashed potatoes always bring with it a sense of comfort. Eating mashed potatoes reminds me of enjoying dinner & enjoying the company of my family. The garlic in this recipe does not overpower the taste of the simple potatoes. On the contrary, it does a marvelous job of creating a balance of fresh flavors that will tempt you to eat this recipe by the ladle-full. Ingredients: - 2 1/2 pounds gold, yellow or white potatoes - 5-6 cloves garlic - 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream - 6 tablespoons butter - 1 teaspoon salt - pepper to taste (optional) Directions: 1) Wash, peel, and cut potatoes into large chunks. 2) Peel garlic cloves and place in crock with potatoes 3) Cover potatoes and garlic completely with water and turn crock on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 until potatoes are fork tender 4) Carefully drain potatoes and garlic into colander and return to crock or a large mixing bowl 5) Add cream, butter and salt and whip with hand held mixture until creamy and smooth 6) ENJOY!